Delhi Declaration for Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care for Older People

DELHI DECLARATION FOR PALLIATIVE CARE AND END-OF-LIFE CARE FOR OLDER PEOPLE 25 February 2018 – New Delhi     Background: With the objective of improving palliative and end of life care for older people, the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC), invited representatives of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics (IAG), Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Society…

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Recommendations formulated at ‘The Way Forward’

The following recommendations have been formulated at the “First National Symposium on Integrating Spirituality & Religiosity into Clinical Practice: the way forward”, which was held on 2 September at Kosish-the Hospice in Jharkhand. This was a joint effort by Kosish(a registered NGO providing palliative care services), The Indian Association of Palliative Care and SANDHI, IIT…

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‘Mathura Declaration’ for ensuring humane care

Representatives from the IAPC, ISCCM & the Indian association of Neurology met together at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh on 29th and 30th April, 2017. They were able to bring out a document called the ‘Mathura Declaration‘ for ensuring Humane care at the End of life. These suggestions will be forwarded to the Government of India.

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IAPC position: We oppose all forms of euthanasia

In response to the Supreme Court’s call for a debate on the issue, IAPC has proclaimed its unambiguous stand on euthanasia. The Indian Association of Palliative Care opposes euthanasia in all its forms. Good symptom control through palliative care can pre-empt the request for euthanasia. Withholding or withdrawing treatment that is medically futile does not…

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IAPC calls for national policy to attain clinical excellence in end of life care

  In its consensus position statement just published in the September-December 2014 issue of the Indian Journal of Palliative Care, the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) has asserted that access to palliative care and end of life care is a human right and that all patients are entitled to a dignified death. It has…

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